(F) The purpose is to develop understanding by emphasizing mathematical concepts and connections. The course is based on NCTM standards. Students use manipulatives in the study of concepts and procedures for whole numbers, fractions, ratios, integers and real numbers. Problem solving, math journals, alternative assessment, structure, calculators. This course no longer fulfills the Liberal Education Math requirement in the Liberal Education Core. Prerequisite: fulfillment of the Liberal Education Core Math requirement.